Love isn’t always a cute Hallmark card

We can’t diminish God’s love. However, we can disrespect it, reject it, rebel against it, and alienate ourselves from God. God’s love for you isn’t a license for you to disrespect Him and ignore His commandments.

Love is not always a Hallmark card. Sometimes it speaks truths we don’t want to hear. If love means “approval,” then nobody loves me, because nobody approves of everything I say and/or do, not even God.

Many people look to sin to give them pleasure, but real, eternal joy comes from letting the risen Jesus live in and direct you. Rebellion against God and His commandments creates trouble. Repentance follows God away from self-caused trouble and into restoration.

Universal prenatal care and compassion seem much more loving than selective prenatal killing. If people are aborted they can never grow up and commit suicide, but that seems like a drastic and unloving suicide prevention technique.

The best suicide prevention technique is God’s forgiveness, deliverance, and healing that comes from an intimate, personal, and submissive relationship with the resurrected Jesus Christ. Why not call on Him, give Him your free will, and begin to follow and obey Him today?

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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